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 A privately practicing therapist, Jorge
Galindo has treated numerous
adolescents, including a number of
court-referred c...
 Although adolescent sexual offenders are
typically categorized as socially troubled,
new data suggests that the problema...
 For many teen sex offenders, this
communication allows them to talk
about atypical or perceived atypical
desires and tho...
 By discussing sexuality and the offender’s
exposure to the same, professionals are
more able to understand why a teen
co...
Typical Characteristics of Adolescent Sex Offenders
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Typical Characteristics of Adolescent Sex Offenders

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A privately practicing therapist, Jorge Galindo has treated numerous adolescents, including a number of court-referred cases. Jorge Galindo has trained extensively in the treatment of sexual offenders and has directed a 12-bed residential facility for adolescents who have displayed problematic sexual behaviors.

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Typical Characteristics of Adolescent Sex Offenders

  1. 1.  A privately practicing therapist, Jorge Galindo has treated numerous adolescents, including a number of court-referred cases. Jorge Galindo has trained extensively in the treatment of sexual offenders and has directed a 12- bed residential facility for adolescents who have displayed problematic sexual behaviors.
  2. 2.  Although adolescent sexual offenders are typically categorized as socially troubled, new data suggests that the problematic behavior is more commonly linked to social isolation rather than a lack of social skills. The theory is that this isolation may be self- inflicted and stem from the offender’s own deviant thoughts or actions. This in turn supports a theory that open communication about thoughts and desires plays a key role in treating the teenage sexual offender.
  3. 3.  For many teen sex offenders, this communication allows them to talk about atypical or perceived atypical desires and thoughts that may drive their behavior. For example, nearly a third of sexual offenses against children are committed by older children. Others have abnormal interests that they feel unable to speak about, and thus feel compelled to act on.
  4. 4.  By discussing sexuality and the offender’s exposure to the same, professionals are more able to understand why a teen committed such an act. Communication may also help to reveal non-sexual issues and problems that treatment can address. The resultant understanding helps to direct treatment and secure the relatively low rate of recidivism that typically characterizes teen sex offenders' rehabilitation.

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